Candidate Advice

Catfoss Recruitment LTD holds an impressive client list ranging from SME’s to blue chip household brand companies.
Catfoss work closely with clients to understand their detailed acceptance criteria. With this understanding Catfoss is able to provide clients with a candidate shortlist of the best engineering professionals available for the desired position.

As a candidate seeking employment, it is imperative that your cv details a precise but concise account of your skills and experience. Most candidates have a cv to start with but Catfoss recommends that you tailor you cv specifically for the position you are applying for.

On countless occasions this method has proved successful in obtaining an interview with a prospective employer. Employers generally receive vast amounts of applications for employment whether they are in response to specific position advertising or speculative enquiries.

In order to get your application to ‘jump off the page’ you need to highlight existing skills that would be transferable to the prospective employers business. When you combine transferable skills, pertinent experience and qualifications that match the job description your well on your way to attaining that all important interview.

The combination of a strong Catfoss client relationship, quality cv, thorough screening and fact find produces a quality professional application. Catfoss recruits engineering professionals for a wide range of industries, Precision Engineering, FMCG, Food, Power Generation, Packaging and the Public Sector to name a few.
Many Catfoss clients look for the following skills, experience and qualifications. Below is a list of desirable skills and experience but this list is by no means exhaustive.

Qualifications: Batchelors or Masters Degree Engineering Discipline, HND, HNC, ONC, BTECH, NVQ, C&G, 17th/18th Editions Regs, ISO Standards, TS16949, Apprenticeships

Skills: CAD; Autocad, Solidworks, Catia, PLC’s; Siemens, Allen Bradley, Omron, Mitsubishi, Lean Manufacturing; Kanban, Kaizen, Six Sigma, FMEA, FEA, BOM, MRP, Maintenance; PPM, TPM, Breakdowns, Installations

Employment Experience: Food Industry, FMCG, Packaging Industry, Marine Engineering, Heavy Engineering, Power Generation, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Production, Manufacturing & Public Sector.

If you possess any of the above skills, qualifications or experience, Catfoss recommend you submit your current cv to at your earliest convenience.

Catfoss are constantly taking on new positions and currently source several successful candidates from our private engineering database in addition to advertising responses. Catfoss have invested in state of the art systems and processes to match clients requirements to candidates skills and experience held in the Catfoss database.